Double Fine finally reveals Double Fine Adventure


Sticking with PAX East news, this past weekend saw Tim Schafer’s development studio finally getting around to revealing the game people paid $3.3 million for over Kickstarter. Yes, we’re talking about THE Double Fine Adventure that launched a zillion Kickstarter campaigns thanks to its unmitigated success in mainlining colossal development funds into the project. The only thing is it’s not called Double Fine Adventure any longer; it’s now called Broken Age.

The game’s official website went live over the weekend. Aside from the first taste of artistic direction and a brief plot synopsis, there’s not much to go on. It sounds as if you might be playing two characters throughout the game, kind of like earlier LucasArts projects that Shafer was involved with.

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster–but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.”

Sounds kind of serious, doesn’t it? Let’s hope there’s some humour crammed in there somewhere.